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  • PD World Championship Master Classes I STD + II LAT

    Today, Master Class I STD and Master Class II LAT were on stage. Winners of MC I STD are Giuliano Serafini - Emanuela Chittaro / ITA. And the 2018 World Champions of MC II LAT are Andrea Leandri - Maria Cristina Trevisiol / ITA.

    23/09/2018 read more ...
  • PD World Championship Master Class in Bertrange / LUX

    Wilmer Righero - Manuela Traversi from Italy win the title in Master Class II Standard.  Antony Boris Coppola - Maria Grazia Patti from Italy achieve the title in Master Class I Latin.

    22/09/2018 read more ...
  • Two OAAs To Germany

    Benedetto Ferruggia and Claudia Koehler as well as Michael and Beate Lindner, both couples representing Germany, received the WDSF Outstanding Athletes Award from the hands of First Vice-President for Sports Shawn Tay.

    20/08/2018 read more ...
  • On Fire | 2018 PD Super GP LAT On Live

    The WDSF PD Super GrandPrix Stuttgart will be covered with a multi-camera production for the first time since 2014. And this time the decisive rounds will be LIVE! A new generation of pros will burn the floor of the Beethoven Hall

    04/08/2018 read more ...
  • Ciao And Tschuess!

    Benedetto Ferruggia and Claudia Koehler, the reigning World Champions in the PD Standard, announce their retirement from competition after a show on 25 July in Caorle. We hope to meet them at the GOC to talk more!

    29/07/2018 read more ...
  • Goffredo - Matus win the PD European LAT

    8th Boeblinger Tanzgala set the stage for PD European Championship Latin. Goffredo - Matus from Moldova win the title ahead of Smolko - Bazykina from Latvia. Third place was given to Luccese - Berardi from Italy. 

    10/06/2018 read more ...

Star Championship 25/03/2018

2017 PD Super GP LAT Pieve di Cento The 2018 edition of “The Star Championship” is definitely a special one in terms of numbers and quality. 

The WDSF World Open Latin competition registered 335 couples, while the WDSF World Open Standard registered 301 couples, being this year again, the competition with the largest amount of couples registered and, for sure, one of the best competitions in the world for the amateur section. Also the Professional Division is proud to present for the first time the PD Super Grand Prix Latin, with 41 couples registered, and the PD World Open Standard, with 41 couples registered as well, establishing new records for The Star Championship, placing this event among the best in the Dancesport environment. However these are not the only reasons why Italy should be proud of: as a matter of fact, considering athletes and judges, the 5 continents of the world are taking part to this unique and unforgettable event, making it a real international one, with 54 countries represented on the dance floor. 

This success is due to FIDS, Italian National Federation and WDSF full member, finally united by the leadership of its President Michele Barbone and its technical commission where great names of the Dancesport environment are working: Davide Cacciari, Fabio Selmi, Alberto Pregnolato and Alessandra Valeri made possible these great achievements and, together with FIDS’s new presidium, they surely started a new age of success for Italy, giving WDSF some reasons more to make Standard and Latin American dances its crown jewel to the Olympic vision.

Dr. Alessandro Barbero

Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer